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How long do you need to soak?
Posted by Nicole
Last Reply December 17, 2015 at 22:41
Started December 17, 2015 at 21:10
How long of a soak in garlic bath is effective? I have been reading on some websites that it has to be 30+ minutes. I am hoping to do this for an infant, who won't sit longer than 10. Will it still be helpful?

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Can Staph make you lose your teeth?
Posted by S in PA
Last Reply December 15, 2015 at 03:36
Started May 9, 2010 at 05:17
Can you guys please go read my post under my other thread?

My tooth just fell out and all this crap came out with it. I made sure
to spit it out and not swallow and then used a high powered mouthwash
to rinse (can you spell PAIN?)

My teeth were fine before this staph infection!!! Can an infection
like this make you lose your teeth? This tooth had a root canal done
on it 2 yrs ago so I guess it was not as strong as the others? or had
a place for the virus to enter? just guessing here. And freaking out
as well!

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DO NOT GET CAPTCHA WRONG!!!!
Posted by Anna
Last Reply December 14, 2015 at 19:02
Started December 6, 2015 at 21:42
I just spent the past hour writing down my situation and my question re MRSA
and apparently entered the wrong letters below and it erased my ENTIRE entry!!! I
did not have the time in the first place but did it anyway as i needed a question
answered and am so frustrated right now... You should really fix this, whoever
you are.....

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MRSA on titanium rod in leg
Posted by Lori
Last Reply December 14, 2015 at 15:05
Started December 7, 2015 at 17:02
Has anyone heard of killing the Mrsa on hardware with electrical
shock?

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Woud u wash your sheets/clothing in Hibiclens?
Posted by KC
Last Reply December 14, 2015 at 15:01
Started December 5, 2015 at 16:48
I was wondering, after/during a MRSA infection, what is the best way to clean & disinfect
sheets/pillows/clothes? Is very hot water with detergent enough or should I use something like
the Hibiclens for darks and clorox for whites?



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MRSA gallbladder inflammation??
Posted by Jedene
Last Reply December 14, 2015 at 15:00
Started December 5, 2015 at 19:03
It īs possible that MRSA does inflammation gallbladder?

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Mrsa in scrotum?
Posted by Donnie
Last Reply December 14, 2015 at 14:54
Started May 25, 2008 at 18:10
I had very severe swelling in my scrotum with very bad pain all over my body.I was seen by a urologist and sent to hospital for surgery.Turn out to be staph infection.I was given several days of antibiotics by IV and an open wound to heal from inside out.
About six weeks later a abcess come up on the left cheek of my butt very painfull. It required out patient surgery,open wound and was also staph infection.Ten more days of antibiotics and I thought I was healed,wrong.Today,Sunday May 25,I sit here with swelling on my upper right leg,just under my scrotum,with the same symptoms of the two previous.
The Doctors have never said anything about MRSA just said staph infection.Just wanted to see what the folks on this board might think.Thanks,Donnie

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MRSA IN EAR
Posted by Peg
Last Reply December 14, 2015 at 14:53
Started December 4, 2015 at 01:38
MRSA IN EAR
Started by Peg Posted: August 1, 2014 at 22:17

Have had MRSA in my left hear since a mastoid surgery 7 years ago. They put tubes in both ears at the time of the surgery. The one in the left ear did not fall out so it was removed with the advice that removing the tube would help clear up the MRSA. That was 2 years ago. I am still positive for MRSA and been on oral and drops. ENT says he can not do any more until I have gone 6 mo's w/o infection. longest I go is 2 months between infections. It's in my middle ear and I have a hole in my ear drum that needs closing if we can clear the infection. Should I see an infectious disease doctor?
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MRSA and toddler
Posted by Lindsay
Last Reply December 8, 2015 at 15:15
Started December 8, 2015 at 15:15
Hello! My 1 year old got a MRSA infection in her diaper area. She had small little zit-like
bumps as well as boils. I treated her boils and zits with tiny amounts of essential oils
(diluted, and be careful to read up on which ones to use and how much - also test the
oil on the child's skin before using). The oils were effective in ridding her of the
individual spots that were treated, but were not successful completely ridding her of
subsequent infections. What DID work, was I had an elderly woman told me to put her
effected area in the sun. As crazy as it sounds, I had my daughter lie out in direct
sunlight without diaper/underwear for about 20 minutes - I did this for about a week
(maybe slightly longer). We have not had any infection since, and it has been about 7
months. I believe that the sunlight, which naturally kills bacteria, decolonized her
infected area. I hope this helps someone, because I know that it was terrible for us.

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Hi, new here
Posted by Karen
Last Reply November 29, 2015 at 03:27
Started November 27, 2015 at 20:09
Hi everyone, I've been reading all of the helpful posts this
morning and thought I would post my story seeking help/feedback/
guidance.

Two weeks ago I went to an urgent care center for painful bumps on
my leg and was prescribed a topical treatment called Bactroban.
When my condition hadn't improved 4 days later, I went to the
dermatologist and they said I had a bad infection. They
prescribed me Bactrim and took a culture. After 2 days on the
Bactrim, I saw no improvement and was having difficulty walking
from the painful abscesses. I went to the hospital and they
drained the abscesses and gave me 2 doses of IV Vancomycin. It
appeared not to stop the infection (the culture later gave me
vanco-resistant), so they put me back on Bactrim. First 1 pill
and then 2, which I've been on for 6 days now. I have a follow-up
with my primary care doctor in 3 days, but I can tell I have a new
painful bump forming. Has anyone experienced new bumps during
Ba... read more

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Monoclonal Antibody
Posted by JH
Last Reply November 27, 2015 at 14:21
Started October 28, 2015 at 22:39
Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone had any updated information on the progress
of Monoclonal Antibody research against MRSA. I came up on this old
article on a google search. Most of the articles that pertain to this
was from 2011. The article talks about a company called Allopexx and
seemed exciting in its potential, but I could not find anymore recent
articles. Which leads me to think the research was a dead end and
fizzled out. I so hope that is not the case and if anyone has any
updated information, I would love to hear from you.

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Happy Thanksgiving to all
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply November 26, 2015 at 02:47
Started November 26, 2015 at 01:18
Happy thanksgiving to all. I am thankful for being alive and healthy.

Good luck to you all.

Bob


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MRSA/shoulder pain
Posted by Jennifer
Last Reply November 25, 2015 at 01:48
Started October 31, 2015 at 15:05
I just had my seventh attack of MRSA on the back of my head, this time it wasn't quite a
lesion, it was a abscess under the skin, almost the size of a golf ball. Unfortunately, i'm
resistant to everything but Vanco and Septra. I got a picc inserted last week (bc my veins
kept collapsing) and continued my Vanco treatments twice a day for the last week and a
half. My levels were overly good, but I get Redman's (a reaction to the meds that causes
uncontrollable itching), so I would have had to sit an extra two hours a day at the IV clinic,
on top of the four I was already spending. They decided to put me back on oral medication
because of this reason. A few days after I got my picc, my shoulder started "aching". It was
almost like I had pulled something in and around my neck, shoulder, and arm. The best way
I can explain it is that it feels "frozen". I was really alarmed and was given an ultrasound to
check to blood clots. Nothing. I got them to pull it out because ... read more

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does bactrim work on mrsa
Posted by Hope
Last Reply November 8, 2015 at 14:55
Started November 3, 2007 at 22:25
I was told on Sept 4 that I had Cellulitis caused by mrsa.Is this harder or just as hard to get rid of?They only have me on Bactrim right now,I can't get in to see a IDD until January.


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blue light therapy
Posted by JH
Last Reply November 1, 2015 at 20:52
Started October 31, 2015 at 18:38
I have heard that Blue light at a upper 400s nm wavelength kills MRSA.
Has anyone tried or heard of anyone using blue light as an actual
therapy to treating MRSA? And does it work?

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I have a question about Mrsa
Posted by Steven
Last Reply November 1, 2015 at 19:52
Started November 1, 2015 at 19:52
If I had a wound that has Mrsa in it and the wound has closed up and not open
anymore can it still be spread to other people

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HELP. MRSA, Poor, allergic to antibiotics!
Posted by Revenwyn
Last Reply November 1, 2015 at 13:09
Started October 13, 2015 at 09:50
I'm a 32 year old woman. I'm not overweight, I don't smoke, do drugs or drink alcohol. I do have a weakness for soda though.

I believe I acquired MRSA a couple of months ago. My husband had acute renal failure (he has lupus) was transferred to a hospital an hour away from where we live. Neither one of us drive, so I stayed up there at the hospital with him. I had a good two weeks to acquire the bug. While the hospital cleaning staff were meticulous about wiping his tray, changing his bedding, etc. not once did they do mine.

Last month, shortly after my period ended, I noticed a boil on my groin. I figured the area was sore from my pad rubbing against it. Two days later I was running 99.5 temperature, which for me is high since I normally run between 96.8 and 97.3.I went to the doctor, she didn't lance it. She asked for my drug allergies. I already knew I was allergic to Augmentin. She prescribed me Bactrim. I couldn't breathe after taking one dose. My birth mother told me tha... read more

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Is this normal ?
Posted by Beth
Last Reply November 1, 2015 at 08:00
Started November 1, 2015 at 08:00
Is it normal to have MRSA a lot of different ways? Swab was done on face but
now I have a sore on foot and horrible toenails growing to my toes . Does it mean
it's everywhere in my body?

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MRSA and sudden weight gain
Posted by Beth
Last Reply October 31, 2015 at 13:45
Started October 31, 2015 at 10:40
My husbands Appendix
Burst a little over a year ago. He had MRSA in his wound. I found out I have it
2montha ago . I had a sore on my face for 9 months. The dr told me I'd had MRSA
for a long time but wouldn't say how long. I have a sore on the bottom of my foot,
same foot is swollen up to my but . The same but cheek has a constant muscle
ache . I also had little sores all over . They just popped up by themselves. I'm on
my 3 rd round of antibiotics ( in 2 months) . And the month before I was
diagnosed I had hives on my whole body. I've also gained 20 lbs . 5 of it in the last
2 dYs . I feel like my whole body's shutting down . I don't have insurance and a dr
told me he can't do anything because it's just a common thing another said its
high blood pressure that's making me swell and tingle. It was 138 over 86 . I live
in a rural area. Should I go to a city with better Drs and what's up with my weight
? Thanks for any help

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Need some answers on mrsa
Posted by Jennifer
Last Reply October 27, 2015 at 22:52
Started September 29, 2015 at 12:16
My name is Jennifer and when I was 25 I was diagnosed with a brain tumor! I'm
now 45! It was not malignant but still a growing tumor. Had it operated on in 95
was not able to remove it. Had it operated on 11 years later cause it had gotten
large enough it was putting pressure on my eyes and other things! That was
2006! I got mrsa during that procedure supposedly killed it with antibiotics but
then in 2014 learned that I had mrsa in my skull. It had been there for 7 years
eating at my skull! Doctor said my skull was like soup when he went to remove it!
Then Jan 2015 I had a plate put in! Now I'm having problems with my back from
the bottom of my skull all the way down to my tail bone! It has been bothering me
for over a month to the point I can't hardly work. I'm a hairdresser so I stand all
day and stoop over a shampoo bowl which I thought that might be it! But I've
never had this much pain in my back before. I was wondering if it is at all possible
that it c... read more

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